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21st Sep '16 12:40:19 AM PaulA
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* HandCannon: Dekker, the HardboiledDetective in ''Blood Harvest'', packs a Colt 1911. "Some people say the old 1911 Model Army Colt Automatic is big and clumsy and noisy, and I guess it is. But hit a man anywhere with the slug from a .45 and he'll go down and stay down." This gets a MeaningfulEcho near the end when he establishes that even a vampire will be severely inconvenienced.
8th Sep '16 1:28:44 AM PaulA
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Several AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho episodes, sometimes marked "Side Step", take place in the ''New Adventures'' continuity. In 2012, they began adapting pre-existing novels (from this and the Literature/VirginMissingAdventures) to audio too, beginning with Creator/PaulCornell's "Love And War".

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Several AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho episodes, sometimes marked "Side Step", take place in the ''New Adventures'' continuity. In 2012, they began adapting pre-existing novels (from this and the Literature/VirginMissingAdventures) Literature/DoctorWhoMissingAdventures) to audio too, beginning with Creator/PaulCornell's "Love And War".
25th Jul '16 3:43:01 AM DaibhidC
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** ''The Also People'', in addition to being one huge ShoutOut to ''Literature/TheCulture'', also features a number of ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' references, such as a merchant named [[HonestJohnsDealership C!Mot]], a [[Discworld/ReaperMan suspicious yellow dip at parties]], a drink called [[Discworld/MenAtArms a Double Entendre]], the Doctor seeing into the time vortex because he has [[Discworld/TheColourOfMagic octagons in his eyes as well as rods and cones]] and the chapter title "[[Discworld/{{Pyramids}} A Better Class of Recurring Dream]]".

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** ''The Also People'', in addition to being one huge ShoutOut to ''Literature/TheCulture'', also features a number of ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' references, such as a merchant named [[HonestJohnsDealership C!Mot]], a [[Discworld/ReaperMan suspicious yellow dip at parties]], a drink called [[Discworld/MenAtArms a Double Entendre]], the Doctor seeing into the time vortex because he has [[Discworld/TheColourOfMagic octagons in his eyes as well as rods and cones]] and the chapter title phrase "[[Discworld/{{Pyramids}} A Better Class a better class of Recurring Dream]]".recurring dream]]".
6th Jul '16 9:45:44 PM PaulA
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* GanglandDriveBy: ''Blood Harvest'', set in Prohibition-era Chicago, has a variation. A passing car rolls down a window and sprays machine gun fire through the windows of a restaurant where a gang boss is eating. Nobody is killed, but that's part of the plan: the idea is to lure the boss and his men out onto the street where a second car can get them more easily.
23rd Jan '16 2:37:43 PM StevieG
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* ForegoneConclusion: ''So Vile A Sin'' features [[spoiler:the death of Roz Forrester.]] Because the novel's release was delayed because the author's hard drive crashed halfway through writing it, readers already knows this from "later" novels. As there was no point trying to make this a twist, the finished book begins with [[spoiler:her funeral.]]
18th Jan '16 4:33:50 PM BobSaget9
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'''WARNING! THERE MAY BE UNMARKED SPOILERS!'''
4th Nov '15 8:52:39 PM PaulA
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* CassandraTruth: Played for drama in ''Just War'', when an undercover Benny is captured and interrogated by the Nazis until she cracks and confesses everything -- and the interrogation continues because the interrogator doesn't believe her. In a twist, it's not simply that he doesn't accept her claim to be from the future, but that he doesn't accept the future she claims to be from: he's genuinely convinced the Nazis will win and create a future that will not contain people like Benny.


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* TimelineAlteringMacGuffin: Played with at the end of ''Just War''. A Nazi official gets hold of a book Benny was using to blend into the time period, which details the entire progress of the war, but history is unaffected because he's unable to get his warnings heard by the paranoid and disorganized Nazi high command, and is left to watch impotently as the Third Reich falls apart on cue.
3rd Nov '15 8:25:26 AM StevieG
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* FamousAncestor: The Forrester family take great pride in being able to trace their ancestry back to Nelson Mandela.

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* FamousAncestor: The Forrester family take great pride in being able to trace their ancestry back to Nelson Mandela. [[spoiler:One of the short stories establishes that this is a myth, their ancestors merely lived in Nelson Mandela House]]
24th Oct '15 10:48:30 PM Abodos
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The ability to tell a story in 300 pages with an effectively unlimited "special effects "budget allowed the writers to provide deeper, more thought out stories along with more than a few {{story arc}}s, both universal and character-based. The novels were deliberately aimed at adult readers, rather than the family-friendly aim of the TV series, and did not shy away from depicting sex and violence. The stories expanded upon the Seventh Doctor's penchant for [[ManipulativeBastard playing people-chess]] with both enemies ''and'' friends, and gave it [[{{Deconstruction}} realistic consequences]].

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The ability to tell a story in 300 pages with an effectively unlimited "special effects "budget budget" allowed the writers to provide deeper, more thought out stories along with more than a few {{story arc}}s, both universal and character-based. The novels were deliberately aimed at adult readers, rather than the family-friendly aim of the TV series, and did not shy away from depicting sex and violence. The stories expanded upon the Seventh Doctor's penchant for [[ManipulativeBastard playing people-chess]] with both enemies ''and'' friends, and gave it [[{{Deconstruction}} realistic consequences]].
24th Oct '15 10:48:17 PM Abodos
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The ability to tell a story in 300 pages with an effectively unlimited special effects budget allowed the writers to provide deeper, more thought out stories along with more than a few {{story arc}}s, both universal and character-based. The novels were deliberately aimed at adult readers, rather than the family-friendly aim of the TV series, and did not shy away from depicting sex and violence. The stories expanded upon the Seventh Doctor's penchant for [[ManipulativeBastard playing people-chess]] with both enemies ''and'' friends, and gave it [[{{Deconstruction}} realistic consequences]].

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The ability to tell a story in 300 pages with an effectively unlimited special "special effects budget "budget allowed the writers to provide deeper, more thought out stories along with more than a few {{story arc}}s, both universal and character-based. The novels were deliberately aimed at adult readers, rather than the family-friendly aim of the TV series, and did not shy away from depicting sex and violence. The stories expanded upon the Seventh Doctor's penchant for [[ManipulativeBastard playing people-chess]] with both enemies ''and'' friends, and gave it [[{{Deconstruction}} realistic consequences]].
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